Establishing Australian local government authorities

Libraries Australia uses the following guidelines to establish headings for Australian local government authorities:

1. When town and shire or district have the same name a) Town is set up as Town (State) e.g.

110 1 - ‡aTamworth (N.S.W.)
110 1 - ‡aAngaston (S.Aust)

b) Shire or District is set up as: Shire (State : Shire) or District (State : District) e.g.

110 1 - ‡aTamworth (N.S.W. : Shire)
110 1 - ‡aAngaston (S.Aust). : District)

c) Town Council is set up as: Town (State). Council e.g.

110 1 - ‡aTamworth (N.S.W.) ‡bCouncil

d) Shire or District Council is set up as: Shire (State : Shire). Council or District (State : District).Council e.g.

110 1 - Tamworth (N.S.W. : Shire) ‡bCouncil
110 1 - Angaston (S.Aust. : District). ‡bCouncil

Make a reference from the form of name not used e.g.

110 1 - ‡aTamworth (N.S.W. : Shire) ‡bCouncil
410 1 - ‡aTamworth Shire Council

2. When the name of a shire or district is not also the name of a town a) Shire or District is set up as Shire (State) or District (State) e.g.

110 1 - ‡aPlantagenet (W.A.)
110 1 - ‡aBarossa (S.Aust)

b) Shire or District council is set up as: Shire (State). Council or District (State). Council e.g.

110 1 - ‡aPlantagenet (W.A.). ‡bCouncil
110 1 - ‡aBarossa (S.Aust.) ‡bCouncil

Make a reference from the form of name not used e.g.

110 1 - ‡aPlantagenet (W.A.). ‡bCouncil
410 1 - ‡aPlantagenet Shire Council

3. City Councils and Corporationsa) A City Council is set up as: City (State). Council e.g.

110 1 - ‡aTownsville (Qld). ‡bCouncil

b) If the body consistently uses corporation on its publications, use that form, even though the authority may also have a council.e.g.

110 1 - ‡aUnley (S.Aust.). ‡bCorporation

Make a reference from the council and from any form of name not used e.g.

110 1 - ‡aUnley (S.Aust.). ‡bCorporation
410 1 - ‡aUnley (S.Aust.). ‡bCouncil
410 1 - ‡aCity of Unley Corporation

4. When suburb and municipality have the same name a) Suburb is set up as: Suburb (State) e.g.

110 1 - ‡aRandwick (N.S.W.)

b) Municipality is set up as: Municipality (State : Municipality) e.g.

110 1 - ‡aRandwick (N.S.W. : Municipality)

c) Municipal Council is set up as: Municipality (State : Municipality). Council e.g.

110 1 - Randwick (N.S.W. : Municipality) ‡bCouncil

Make a reference from the form of name not used e.g.

110 1 - Randwick (N.S.W. : Municipality). ‡bCouncil
410 1 - Randwick Municipal Council

5. When the name of a municipality is not also the name of a suburb etc.

a) Municipality is set up as: Municipality (State) e.g.

110 1 - ‡aHolroyd (N.S.W.)

b) Municipal Council is set up as Municipality State). Council e.g.

110 1 - Holroyd (N.S.W.). ‡bCouncil

Make a reference from the form of name not used e.g.

110 1 - Holroyd (N.S.W.). ‡bCouncil
410 1 - Holroyd Municipal Council

6. Local Government bodies which are not also jurisdictions When a body is set up for the provision of utilities and services within several local government areas, enter the body under its own name. e.g.

110 2 - ‡aBlue Mountains County Council

Consult postcode directories to determine whether town and shire, district or municipality have the same name.